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5 May 2023

Director of Finance Transformation at Plan International

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Job Description

The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 85 years, and are now active in more than 80 countries.

The Opportunity

In Finance, our vision is ‘to be a globally trusted partner in the organisation’s delivery of life-changing programmes for girls and young women’.

We aim to do this by ‘providing the robust financial systems, reports, tools and data, and the skilled people to enable successful project delivery. We equip our customers with the insights, capabilities, and expert advice that they need to change lives’.

Plan International embarked on an ambitious and exciting strategic change initiative to make the organization more transparent, legitimate, and agile. We have identified and are in the process of implementing a series of significant transformation programmes, including a new ERP solution using Microsoft Dynamics 365.

Our Finance Transformation Directorate will be responsible for planning, overseeing, and delivering core improvement initiatives across the Finance function.

As Head of the Directorate, you will be responsible for providing strategic leadership in the improvement of the global finance function at Plan International. This will include, but not be limited to, the development of new strategic initiatives and programmes of work that improve capability, ongoing management of a change plan, acting as a central point for the implementation of Microsoft Dynamics 365 within the finance function, and working with regional teams to create rollout plans. You will also be responsible for horizon scanning and assessment of new initiatives, which may include the introduction of automation and/or a shared services centre to support delivery of core accounting processes.

The Director will form part of the Finance Leadership Team and will support the development of the five-year Finance Strategy. You will also be accountable for providing day-to-day oversight and management of the Directorate, including reporting, people management, and quality assurance responsibilities.

The Requirements

Skills and experience specific to the role;

Large-scale transformation programme delivery, including each stage of the programme management lifecycle.
Strategy design and development, including with the ability to engage stakeholders throughout the process.
Ability to craft and convey a change narrative to support buy-in from stakeholders.
Ability to manage multiple large-scale strategy, transformation and change projects simultaneously.
Ability to translate strategy into delivery through plans, programmes, people and culture.
Third-party supplier management, including procurement, contract management, and performance management.
Communication skills, tailored to the audiences with whom you will work – including external stakeholders, and global, regional, and local teams.
Strong negotiating, facilitating and influencing skills to support delivery of initiatives.
Ability to deliver major and complex change at place, effectively managing risks and dependencies.
Highly developed interpersonal, advocacy and communication skills to work effectively with stakeholders and bring the best out of teams.
Possess the capabilities needed to deliver effective solutions to complex business challenges.
Ability to deliver a programme using different delivery methods and approaches (including Agile delivery methods).
Business case development, including understanding of cost/benefit analysis.
Strong process design/optimisation skills to support the ongoing improvement of processes across the function.

Please follow this link for a full role profile; Director of Finance Transformation_Role Profile_March 2023_FINAL.docx

Location: The location of this role can be flexible where Plan International has an office* that can employ on behalf of the Global Hub and you have the pre-existing right to work and live.

Type of Role: Permanent or maximum fixed term contract available

Reports to: Chief Financial Officer

Salary: We will be happy to disclose the salary and applicable benefits to applicants as part of this process, however, please kindly note that the salary and employment benefits will be set according to your location and therefore it is not possible to include full details here.

Closing Date: Monday 22nd May

*Applicable locations include: Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic, China, Colombia, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Korea, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Spain, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for.

We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

Plan International is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.

We foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Please note that Plan International will never send unsolicited emails requesting payment from candidates.

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Closing Date : 15th May, 2023.

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